Clubs & Activities
Academic Challenge Team Practice Thursdays after school until 4pm in Library ClassroomThe Academic Challenge Team competes against teams from regional schools in tournaments held on Saturdays, 8 to 10 times a year. Working together in teams, members respond to "rapid recall" questions based on general and academic knowledge at the high school level. Subjects include history, math, science, literature, art & music, as well as sports, current events, and pop culture. Anyone who likes Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit will be comfortable.
Faculty advisor: Michael Willson (firstname.lastname@example.orgArt Club meets every Tuesday at 2:45.
Faculty advisor: Naomi Gilbert (Gilbertn@hastings.k12.ny.us)Amnesty International meets Tuesdays after school in room 225.
Faculty advisor: Brad Hunt (email@example.com)Board Game Club - meets Mondays at 3:15 PM in Room 221
Students meet once a week to learn and play startegic board games with one another.
Faculty advisor: Alaina Ulrich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Book Club meets Thursdays after school.
Faculty advisor: Greg Smith (SmithG@hastings.k12.ny.us)The Buzzer meets once every other week, on either Thursday or Monday.
Faculty advisor: Ross Abrams (RossA@hastings.k12.ny.us)Chess Club meets Mondays after school in room 225.
Chess Club is for both experienced and inexperienced players. Weekly meetings are informal gatherings for chess enthusiasts of all levels.
Faculty advisor: Brad Hunt (email@example.com)Crossing Borders meets during lunch, approximately every other Tuesday.
Faculty advisor: Ross Abrams (RossA@hastings.k12.ny.us)Cross Country Team meets Monday - Friday, 3:30 pm Reynolds Field
Cross country running is both a team sport and individually driven. We try developing each runner to the their full potential. Along the way Cross Country allows athletes to learn a lot about themselves. Athletes are given the opportunity to deveop a hard work ethic, discipline, and the understanding that nothing you earn comes without working for it.
Coaches: Molly Guifoyle (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dennis Kiely (email@example.com)
Captain: Caroline FogartyEnvironmental Club meets every Monday in Room 308.The environmental club meets on a weekly basis to discuss current environmental issues and play an active role in increasing awareness of these issues. We hold movie screenings of current films, take part in community events such as vine cleanups done with Groundwork Hudson Valley, participate in the yearly Envirothon competition, have guest speakers, and we started a vegetable garden on the high school lawn.
Faculty advisor: Melissa Shandroff (ShandroffM@hastings.k12.ny.us).Film Club
The film club is a student-run film group designed to create opportunities for students to write, plan, shoot, and edit their own films. Through creative activities and experimentation, we work on finding distinct visual voices to help the kids better capture their ideas onscreen. The finished products are screened and entered into competitions.
Faculty advisor: Peter Scotch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Officers: Sarah Westrich and Jiarui Hu
Fitness Club meets in the Fitness Room
Background and Goals: Hastings High School has recently developed a growing fitness community with a high level of motivation. Our main goal by starting the Fitness Club is to make sure that members understand how to work out safely and how to push themselves to but not beyond their physical limits. Secondary objectives are to provide members with new, dynamic workout plans that will result in impressive changes, as well as guidelines to healthy eating that will supplement the workout plans by introducing sufficient amounts of protein and other essential components to the members’ diets.
Garden Club meets Thursdays in room 225
Hastings High School is fortunate to have its very own garden on campus. With the help of a grant from the Hastings Education Foundation, the Hastings High School Garden Club constructed an enclosed, raised bed, vegetable garden on School Street. Club members till, plant, weed, water, and harvest the garden. Produce is enjoyed by club members, sold to raise "seed money" as well as donated to local families in need.
Advisors: Brad Hunt and Tim O'BrienGender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) meets Wednesdays after school in Room 227.
Faculty advisor: Jackie Correa (email@example.com)Habitat for Humanity Meeting Time and Place: Meeting dates vary depending on our monthly build date. Students should listen to announcements
Faculty advisor:Melissa Shandroff (ShandroffM@hastings.k12.ny.usHudsonettes
The Hastings High School Hudsonettes are a kick-line that performs at home football games and some soccer games in the fall.
The Hudsonettes also perform at home basketball games in the winter. The squad is chosen at try-outs which are held in March of the previous year.
Practices are held during the summer and in the evening, once school begins.
Captains for this year are:
Julia Berman , Skylar Iosepovici, Samara Scharf
Advisor: Nancy Gagliardi (19 years) (firstname.lastname@example.org)Lacrosse - Boys (Fall) meets Tuesday Nights at 6pmPractice is Tuesday Night at 6pm in the Cochran Gymnasium or Lower Reynolds Field. Depending on weather.
Faculty advisor: Andrew Wendol (WendolA@hastings.k12.ny.us)Lacrosse - Girls Varsity (Spring)
Girls lacrosse is a non-contact sport consisting of 12 players communicating and working together on the field to score goals. During practice we spend time working on individual skills (positioning, stick skills, endurance, etc.) as well as building a strong cohesive team. Team sports require strong positive relationships between players. We create these relationships within our team throughout the season by team bonding activities and captain practices.
Coach: Christina Gagliardi (email@example.com)
Modified Girls Tennis Fall 2017 - meets Monday - Friday from 3:45 - 5:15 PM on the Hillside tennis courts
Throughout the season we will be focusing on the forehand, backhand, and serve. We will be working on agility, speed, and positioning on the court. And we will be working on building consistency in our ground strokes, among other things. My goals are to make each student-athlete into a better tennis player, to build a positive team culture, and to ensure that everyone has fun this season.
Advisor: Chase Grubman (firstname.lastname@example.org)Outing Club meets prior to scheduled hikes. Room: 304
Faculty advisor: Dan Brownstein (email@example.com)
In Photo Club we discuss matters relating to the world of photography, whether it be taken on film, digital, or on a phone. We watch photography documentaries, give each other fun photo assignments, go on trips, and will be making a photography publication featuring student work this winter.
Advisor: Cory Merchant (914.295.3131, or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Club President: Adriana Cuibus
SADD Club - meets Tuesdays or Wednesdays during lunhc 2x per month in Room 306.
SADD is the acronym for Students Against Destructive Decisions. SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them in their daily lives
Faculty advisor: Deborah Thompson (email@example.com)TV Studio Club
TV Studio is a club that builds off the techniques and skills that have been taught in the TV Studio class. Kids with experience in the field share with others who haven't been exposed to the studio what is required to successfully create a program, and together they work to build a show that best expresses the thinking of the group.
Faculty advisor: Peter Scotch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Officers: Ben Zion and Bruno Murphy
Volleyball - Varsity - Meeting Times: 3:30-5:30 in the Cochran Gym
Volleyball is a team sport that requires players to play as a team and rely on teammates to accomplish a common goal. Athletes are taught the basics of the sport; passing, setting, serving and game play at the modified level and skills and strategy are advanced on the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels.
Coach: Emily Kehoe (email@example.com)
Captains: Zoe Grossman, Chiara Tarricone, Jen Caruso, Teresa PuthiyamadamYearbook meets Tuesdays after school in the Mac lab.
Faculty advisor: Michael Duff (firstname.lastname@example.org)